|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
Mister Rogers promptly goes to the porch upon his arrival where he interacts with two live penguins -- Sissy and Repeat -- brought over by Mr. McFeely from the Neighborhood Zoo. Mr. McFeely returns for the birds and delivers Mister Rogers' top hat to him -- the one which had been on loan to Betty Aberlin.
Back inside, Mister Rogers puts on the hat and changes into a fancy tail coat in preparation for the play in Make-Believe -- "Let the Vet Get the Pet."
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the play begins with the pet (Bob Dog) in a place called Far Away. The vet (Mr. Anybody), at Not Far Away, is looking for his pet and advertises in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper (X the Owl) for a jet pilot (Lady Aberlin) to take him to his pet. Benjamin Franklin's assistant, Scoop Fairchilde (Lady Elaine Fairchilde), provides quick service to the vet.
Far Away, the pet suggests that he his hungry and would like to eat some butternut squash. On the jet, the pilot has butter and nuts, but no butternut squash. She and the vet stop to visit Old Farmer Pecially (Corney) who has a variety of squash for sale.
Arriving Far Away, the vet finds his pet waiting near the tree and gives him some butternut squash. Returning via jet, the vet thanks Benjamin Franklin and Scoop Fairchilde for their help and celebrates with some butternut squash.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers concludes by singing Tree Tree Tree.
Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in association with Small World Enterpriese, Inc. for N.E.T.
Producer-Writer: Fred Rogers
Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears-Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.
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